Set in the stunning Kilruddery Estate between Bray and Greystones in Co.Wicklow, Groove Festival is a newbie to the festival circuit in Ireland.

Headlining the weekend will be James Morrisson (remember that song he did with Nelly Furtado?), UB40 and Irish sweetheart Imelda May.

There is also a strong Irish presence in the rest of the line-up, with some fine acts taking to the stages across the weekend.  Damien Dempsey, Gavin James and Ham Sandwich lead the way for the home-grown acts.  There is also a great bunch of promising artists on the bill too in the form of Raglans, Swords and Just No.

So if you’re thinking of hitting up the picturesque festival this July weekend, then here’s all the info you need to know.

Tickets for Groove Festival are €99 for entry on Saturday and Sunday, while one day tickets are €59.  Each adult can also bring 1 child under the age of 12 for free, as long as they are registered, which can be done here.

Getting to Groove Festival is quite easy really, as there are many ways to travel.  By car, all you need to do is take exit at Junction 7 off the N11 and follow the signs to the Groove Fest car park.  You can also travel by DART, where a Groove Shuttle Service will operate and cost you a mere €3 return.  Dublin Bus operate a number of services to Bray on the following bus routes and they run late – 45A, 84, 145, 184, 185.

There is plenty of other things to do at Groove Festival, with the Soul Circle Chill Out Zone, The Sylvan Theatre, Nissan Juke Box and much more.

Accommodation is also available in various hotels and B&B’s nearby, which you can find a full of list here.

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This article first appeared on Robert's blog here.